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1999may01. Excellent rant about “fantasy Pez” on Ebay with ridiculously overpriced examples; the author creates a few of his own, including STAR WARS EIGHT TRACK PEZ! Check out the rest of the site, there’s nothing better than PIN-UPS and PEZ!!!

1999may01. Call up and show your support for a pro-gay Bud ad? This is wrong on so many levels. And it’s been said before, but if I was gay I wouldn’t be jumping around going YIPPEE, I’M A TARGET MARKET, although that’s what happened with the pro-gay Ikea print ads from a few years ago. This whole thing really, REALLY seems like a prank. It’d be nice if someone tracked it down to see if it started somewhere at budweiser.com, in any event. [via flutterby]

1999may01. If you have THIS much trouble with your cats that you have to devote this HUGE-ASS web page to their hijinks, maybe you’re better off WITHOUT THEM

1999may01. Ebay: Knights In Satan’s Service, dude!!! Oooh, is that LEMON?!?? I wish I had never read about fantasy Pez.

1999may01. Ebay: Can’t ... look away ... must not look at ... fantasy Pez ... oh god ... BRUCE LEE FANTASY PEZ ... stop ... please ...

1999may01. Ebay: This one’s for Jon. “Big? Why, they’re HUGE!”

1999may01. [Administration] I think I am cured from looking at Fantasy Pez now. Thanks for all of your calls and letters.

1999may01. Here’s some real Pez. Some nice, down-to-earth, Pez ... .yes, soothing, calming Pez ... WHAT THE HELL IS THAT???

1999may01. Cop reality shows sometimes fake. Yes. C*O*P*S is not mentioned, though they’ve used sound effects records featuring police dispatchers in the past to “punch up” the show. The sound effects were played just before a police hooker decoy/john bust. I don’t think they’ve ever admitted it, I just recognized the sound effect because a month prior I had been sampling all of the noisy toys at a toy store.

1999may01. This place sounds like the last line in some cheesy bubble gum pop song:

[first line]
[second line]
[third line]
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.!

It’s like a neat contest. SEE IF YOU CAN WIN!

1999may01. Very with-it controller for MAME [via memepool]

1999may03. Kibo disses toys and text [via robot wisdom]

1999may04. I’ve been really tired lately. But I came up with some links over the weekend, so that more than makes up for my laziness this week. Enjoy them again. This weblog was mentioned in an article in Smug. I am sub-contracting out a machinist to make new parts for this weblog so it will run smarter, smoother, and with 27% less chocking errors. More uptime for your weblog means more uptime for your customers!

1999may04. Lloyd & Trevor Kriegel’s World of Sweaters Poncho! Poncho! Poncho! Poncho!

1999may05. New fonts at Larabie

1999may05. Man, I remember back when you couldn’t find a Katakana font on the net to save your life, now they’re everywhere. Here’s a great site: Gray Graphics. My favorite is Fancy Balloons, it’s so cute I could scream. I don’t seem to be having much luck loading the Macintosh versions of these fonts.

1999may05. Yo! The P-Font crew has some free digital digital fonts!

1999may05. Isometric Blockyicons Construction Thing

1999may05. True Type Resource

1999may05. Nice Splash screen. Precursor to Seriously wigged geometric kana fonts on LSD. I’d download ‘em but I’m scared.

1999may05. Cartoony katakana font from Shift Factory

1999may05. Change Machine! Brainless fun for a stupid work day!

1999may05. Fun little kinetic text mouse-follow thing

1999may05. Mapping software by Sony. “PictureGear.”Okay. “Navin’YOU.”Not okay. But it does have a keen map overview angle thing.

1999may05. (dead news link) Privacy: States be BUGGIN’

1999may05. Electronic ink is here ... for advertisers!

1999may05. I’m going to be looking around for fonts. They might be new or old, it doesn’t really matter to me. Your suffering does not disturb me. Maniackers have some interesting fonts, some katakana. I like the little nubs of Gachapon, and the nice kiddie blocks of Old Cube, and I haven’t even been through them all yet!

1999may05. Here’s a nice katakana font at em-DesignsXX, and then there’s this partial kanji font. I mean it’s partial because there’s a lot of Kanji characters and you can’t really represent the entire Kanji set, not that the font itself is incomplete.

1999may05. More katakana at Hyperion

1999may05. Here’s a computery katakana and english font called Pixe HK Normal which you can download here until may 8th.

1999may05. There are many fonts wrapped up in a neato interface at Zero-Xenon26.

1999may06. While in DC, don’t forget to go see the $350,000 DEA museum – you paid for it. [via obscure store]

1999may06. It’s the Hoping Game! I mean, the Hopping Game! Low Rider ACTION! [requires shockwave]

1999may06. Pranks: FBI investigates stock hoax

1999may06. I’m planning a trip, so today I didn’t need to see a flat tire on my car. It’s been awhile since I’ve had one; I decided to check some stuff out “on the net” and found this page from the Tire Industry Safety Council that indicates a “plug by itself is an unacceptable repair” and sort of goes on to recommend a combination plug-and-patch solution, but it’s limp-wristed and unacceptable literature for a group that claims superior knowledge of such things. Of course, when I talked to six different mechanics about just such a thing, most of them did plugs, or patches, one or other depending on the puncture, but not the combination shot. One mechanic took me to task for being “too critical” and then finally explained that pushing a plug through would rip through the new patch inside – sort of what I figured.

1999may06. A typical email contract one can use to persue spam losers and collect cold, hard cash. There are other articles about at least one person successfully cashing checks wheedled out of spammers, but I’m not going to find it now. I’m sorta busy. [deuce]

1999may06. Here’s what is apparently the world’s first ShareHardware project. 33715 GPS/PC connectors sent out! [deuce]

1999may07. Rippin’ McSweeney’s today.

1999may07. “I’m sorry, ma’am, we overbooked and had to bump both of you from the flight. We have something available for you ummm, how does the third sound?”

This isn’t cutting it – I want these kids IN THE AIR come midnight GMT and EST.

1999may07. The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide

1999may07. Rugby wheelchair ... Tennis wheelchair

1999may08. Pranks: iNax. Perhaps you would like to try the “input hole.”

1999may08. Squla! Squla! Half-squid, all woman! I have no damned idea what this is, exactly.

1999may10. Here’s a powder keg waiting to go off ... [via obscure store]

1999may10. Delusional halitosis and the Bay Area Fresh Breath Center

1999may10. THERE HE IS!!! GET HIM! GET HIM!

1999may10. Ebay: Lessee, three boxes of candy/gum cigarettes that are currently available for a quarter apiece ... times three ... carry the seven ... ummm, how about twenty bucks?

1999may10. Beautifully vicious Gap slam at Superpants

1999may11. Screaming teenagers can’t get enough of The Box [via memepool]

1999may11. A short article about the lack of privacy with work email, snooping bosses, etc. I include this because I keep encountering people who should know better but occasionally will send out mail with discussions about quitting their job, etc, from work. “Oh, who cares,” they say when I point out things like this to them. If you don’t care, then QUIT YOUR JOB, why the hell are you there if you don’t care about your job. Everyone should care about their job. I care about my job. Did that sound convincing? Wait, let me try again. I deeply care about my job. That was pretty good, did you hear the little catch in my voice?

1999may11. Bastard

1999may11. Roth IRA planner. This is a link that I will look at later. It’s not like I want you to look at it. I mean, really, if there’s anything this weblog isn’t about, it’s money. That and not looking at links before I put them up. But this is a place where I put links to look at later or repeatedly, fetishizing them with some sort of electronic perversion.

1999may11. Let’s play the Relevant Robot game. This robot is relevant because it’s ALL THAT I’VE EATEN TODAY. And it wasn’t “giant.”

1999may11. Good Maakies. Always good.

1999may11. High school kids to senator: “Your proposed legislation sucks" [via obscure store]

1999may11. I was strolling through the logs and noticed that we were getting some hits from integrityonline26.com. This is their home page. You can apparently report on offensive sites. I was going to report on myself but I couldn’t think of anything violent or hateful enough. I’ll come up with some pages in the next few days.

1999may11. I just had this massive craving for a peanut-butter and jelly sammich. That’s all, really, no link to the Peanut Butter Council or whatever.

1999may11. (dead news link) I’m torn. One one hand, I’d love to kiss the whole Safeway forced-smile bullshit goodbye (not that I shop there anymore), but on the other hand, I’m lazy and I hate bagging. I was a bagger at a grocery store for three days. Took a powder break and never looked back. I never looked back.

“Why does he keep repeating and emphasizing strange parts of his speech, mommy?”

“Clinical psychosis manifests itself in many strange ways, Jimmy. Now finish your PBJ sandwich so we can go to PBJ World and get some more PBJ construction supplies, PBJ, PBJ.”

1999may11. Anerican Peanut Council

1999may11. Brunching Shuttlecocks Street Sign Ratings starts off in high gear, holds it for awhile, then ends flat. My Street Sign Ratings Rating: B+.

1999may11. Company rates most chaste porn star, healthiest fast food restaurant, smallest big thing

1999may11. Mother SCRATCH! The News Quiz url now has some random-ass number added to it, so my News Quiz Hyperlink Script doesn’t work. Grrrr ...

1999may12. Pack up your shit, Dr. Quakey, we’ve got you booked on the next flight out to SFO!

1999may12. Each week I thank “Out of the Blue” for reaffirming my lack of faith in humanity

1999may12. Img Src 100: 100 designers in one book ... use “next” to go through all of them

1999may12. Pleasant surprise in the Img Src 100 pack -- it’s the Supershibuya guy! And hey, here’s the Superbad guy! I better sit down.

1999may12. Senators tack on anti-environmental actions to Clinton’s “We Need Even More Bombs, Like, Thirteen Billion In Bombs” bill. “Wait, wait, I wanna add something that puts more minorities in jail!” ”Hold on there, I want to put in something that outlaws full-time benefits!” The senators raced to the podium, each trying desparately to gain access to the deeper levels of Hell.

1999may12. (dead news link) Meanwhile, in New York, Rudolph Giuliani continues to terrorize the citizenry

1999may13. McSweeneys: A son searches for his father

1999may13. New shyness drug debut. ”We’ve had some pretty serious cases. One fellow we worked with really had gotten to be so withdrawn that he had no social contact and hadn’t dated for a couple years.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA Oh MAN! WOW! Holy SHIT! A COUPLE of years!!!! NO SOCIAL CONTACT!!!! HAAHAHAHAH!!! COUPLE ... YEARS!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Oh, and here’s another knee-slapper: “Doctors say shy people already believe that their successes and failures have to do with the situation or another person, and not themselves.” Stop it, you’re KILLING me here ...

1999may13. Detroit crack houses turns into art block; art block demolished. [via obscure store]

1999may13. (dead news link) NYC gardens: Bette comes through

1999may13. (dead news link) MoneyGram and Western Union agree to pay claim of overcharging. This is for money-transfer services. The $18.95 charge to send a “Mailgram” via Western Union is not mentioned in the article. A “Mailgram” is 1-50 words you’d like sent to another party through the United States Post Office. You know, a letter. Nineteen bucks. For. A letter. Don’t even ask me about the “Telegram.”

1999may13. Designers Republic just added a little email thing to their web site, which used to be just one image. THEY’VE DOUBLED THEIR CONTENT! Anyway, it’s some sort of announcement mailing list, so if you’re completely into DR you should probably sign up, droogies.

1999may13. The Guy I Almost Was – a comic by Patrick S. Farley (reading time about twenty minutes?)

1999may13. Before I get into today’s topoic, I would like to SHOUT OUT to my homies, Scott and Jon, who have been making things Happen for Cardhouse for the last four years now and are now going through another Major Revision. Cardhouse wouldn’t be 1/10th as cool or even here, for that matter, without their tireless efforts. If you have time, drop them a line and tell them they are appreciated, unless you’re sort of busy or lethargic. I’m sure they’ll understand.

I just had a little brain fritz, and since everyone’s sick of the candy cigarettes, I will tell you what I am talking about.

The brain is quite a wonderful phenomenon, but sometimes it tells you to do a bad thing. “If you get up enough speed, you could probably ram that guy off the freeway ... I mean, he did cut you off and all.” We have learned not to listen to our brains when this happens, in most cases. But sometimes your brain just FREAKS OUT and gives you completely ridiculous information. It’s what makes your brain “cute” and want to hug it.

So I brought some chips and dip back to my desk to work on today’s EXTREMELY IMPORTANT article. Dug in, and realized there really wasn’t that many chips. So I returned to kitchen, got a fresh bag of chips, and made a small detour to pick up a huge bottle of cherry juice. Got back to my desk with the chips sort of dangling in my right hand, and the juice bottle in front of me in my left hand. Sitting on the desk just a few inches away is the dip container. This is when my brain freaked out. It’s classic misdirection – I wasn’t going to get the juice in the first place, and now my brain is processing the visible juice, and the seemingly missing chips. Just so you don’t think I’m a complete farmer, this is all happening in milliseconds.

At this point, my brain figures it out and says: “POUR THE JUICE INTO THE DIP.”

Hahahahah! Stupid BRAIN!

1999may14. Designer P. Scott Makela dead at 39 [via obscure store] The Makela’s website | Makela’s font Dead History (summary) | Dead History Roman preview

1999may14. This reminds me, I had been intending to add a link about Tibor Kalman, who also passed away recently (scroll down a bit). Here’s his crumpled paper paperweights, a poster, an interview, an earlier book, and a large billboard created with Scott Stowell. Frustrating, can’t find any large body of his work on the web. this book is a retrospective of his work; here is a review.

I wrote to Tibor in 1990 and asked him to design the cover of my magazine and I promised him that I would not pay him. So naturally he took the assignment, and M&Co ended up designing the covers for both X Magazine’s #6 and #7. The scan of #7 is pretty poor, I’ll redo it tonight if I have time.

Of all the designers I admire, Tibor has been the most influential.

1999may14. Check out the Degree Confluence Project for a simple, neat excuse for exploring the random places around the world. Deuce suggested that we start collecting dirt samples from each point, then combine them to create the “average earth” model. I’m all for it. Only one point outside of the U.S. has been visited so far. Come on, all you foreigner types! Get yourself a GPS receiver and get out there! [scb]

1999may14. Here is a 1996 Wired interview with Tibor Kalman, as pointed to by Source Documents.

1999may14. Poets Anonymous. There was a campaign like this in Detroit a number of years ago, but it was local poets. I vaguely remember one of the billboards, a surreal bit about a submarine entering a cup of coffee or some such.

1999may15. Fat white rich men vote for next fat white rich man to get MORE

1999may15. Federal appeals court rules in favor of Driving While Hispanic traffic stops

1999may15. What a DISASTER. Deja News goes through a major redesign. The news is flanked on either side by ads and stupid-ass pointless polls (“Rate Microsoft Photodraw 2000”), the subject lines are cut off, and even after this each post takes up two lines. Clean out your desk.

1999may15. Think you can get better deal than a .2% savings interest rate? Bankrate.com can probably help you. Maybe. I guess. Why do we have savings accounts, again? The economy is doing so great that I guess we don’t need them anymore.

1999may16. Teletubbies Wire: Tubby Custard to become available in Burger King. It’s pink. Race you! [via robot wisdom]

1999may16. Accidentally ran across this Holland gardening supply shop that also sells nice seeds for you to grow things which apparently taste good in jam.

1999may16. I was doing a search for polygon intersection and I came across “Overdrive,” a little car racing PC game from Japan. I can’t play it, I don’t have a joystick.

1999may16. I need a cross-platform programming environment. Is wxWindows the solution to my problem? I cannot say at this time.

1999may16. Red China defeats Imperialist Rodent’s Cultural Virus (Mulan takes a beating from the home crowd)

1999may16. Found photo.

(Contributed by Jane M.)

I found it outside the 7-11 at College and Dufferin in Toronto, about 6 or 7 years ago. It’s been on my tackboard ever since. What posessed me to write “found object” on it, I don’t remember. But that was pretty dumb.

1999may17. I have just finished two mini non-ice cream ice cream bars of Tofutti “Cutie.” It’s part of my new laid-back California attitude. They are indistinguishable from regular ice cream bars, if only because the ice cream bars that I would usually buy once every ten months or so are priced at forty cents each and are built with mostly chemicals, glues, and sawdust (here I don’t want to imply that “Cuties” are constructed of said materials, no, no! They are built of tofu and “isolated soy protein” among other ingredients). So if you happen to see any press releases about “Cuties” touting how much they taste like real ice cream bars, think to yourself:

“Is that really a very hard thing to do?”

Thank you. Thank you. I’ll be signing books at the Altoona PA Borders from 3:00pm to 3:15pm.

Actually, I will be on the road later this week. I’m going home. I’ll probably be able to update the home page there (and the weblog will continue to be updated fifteen skrillion times a day), but I’ll be so busy checking back in with the whirlwind social life I had back in Detroit, I’ll probably get all dizzy and forget all about you. “Stop! Stop I say, I simply cannot ‘party’ every single night of the week!” I will exclaim. “This is a familiar refrain, sir, and its absence was truly regretted,” Jim, the leader of my posse, would retort. There would be a low-level bit of chortling within the ranks. I would slowly take a drag on my Montclair, and slyly indicate through non-verbal gestures that we should continue on to the next port of call. “Detroit,” I would sneer, while putting out my cigarette with my right bowling shoe.

Then we’d all converge on Jim’s apartment to play the “San Francisco” course of Test Drive IV and I’d emerge victorious because I had been there. I had been there.

1999may17. Interview with the “babysitter” for the Residents (nudge, nudge)

1999may17. (dead news link) Independent bookstores not dying off fast enough

1999may17. Some new Negativland stuff to consider.

1999may17. Random Stuff 37 Hours Before My Attempt to Circumnavigate A Small Number Of States With An Older Foreign Automobile.

1) Okay. I don’t watch much TV anymore. I tune in for The Simpsons. But unfortunately, just before that is “World’s Least Funniest Home Videos With Horrible Overdubbing That Makes You Want To Kill” or something like that.

And I caught the last video, the prize-winning video of May 16th.

The camera is slowly panning across the grass ... panning, panning ... then a dog appears in the shot – it looks like a Boxer, maybe. Now we’re locked on the dog, and the dog sees the camera and smiles.

I mean SMILES. Wide smile. Added about an inch and a half of mouth to either side of his face.

And right then I’m thinking Live Picture or some other editing software. Maybe I’m wrong. But GOD HELP ME IF I’M RIGHT.

2) The kids around my neighborhood all get together and play cool games all day while I’m WORKING MY ASS OFF TO KEEP THEM FED. Or at least me. They draw in colored chalk on the street, bizarre tables and graphs and diagrams, new games everyday. I try not to park my car on the diagrams, out of consideration and also so I can surrepticiously study them.

Today I found a 3x5 index card on the front lawn.

Codes

1 tap = Name
2 taps = Whatch (sic) out
3 taps = Here they come!
4 taps = They are still counting
5 taps = ?

I am ever vigilant for the taps, especially those of the three and five-tap variety.

1999may17. Soon there will be a pizza robot. Soon.

1999may17. New chapter to “She Hates My Futon"

1999may17. I have just finished two mini non-ice cream ice cream bars of Tofutti “Cutie.” It’s part of my new laid-back California attitude. They are indistinguishable from regular ice cream bars, if only because the ice cream bars that I would usually buy once every ten months or so are priced at forty cents each and are built with mostly chemicals, glues, and sawdust (here I don’t want to imply that “Cuties” are constructed of said materials, no, no! They are built of tofu and “isolated soy protein” among other ingredients). So if you happen to see any press releases about “Cuties” touting how much they taste like real ice cream bars, think to yourself:

“Is that really a very hard thing to do?”

Thank you. Thank you. I’ll be signing books at the Altoona PA Borders from 3:00pm to 3:15pm.

Actually, I will be on the road later this week. I’m going home. I’ll probably be able to update the home page there (and the weblog will continue to be updated fifteen skrillion times a day), but I’ll be so busy checking back in with the whirlwind social life I had back in Detroit, I’ll probably get all dizzy and forget all about you. “Stop! Stop I say, I simply cannot ‘party’ every single night of the week!” I will exclaim. “This is a familiar refrain, sir, and its absence was truly regretted,” Jim, the leader of my posse, would retort. There would be a low-level bit of chortling within the ranks. I would slowly take a drag on my Montclair, and slyly indicate through non-verbal gestures that we should continue on to the next port of call. “Detroit,” I would sneer, while putting out my cigarette with my right bowling shoe.

Then we’d all converge on Jim’s apartment to play the “San Francisco” course of Test Drive IV and I’d emerge victorious because I had been there. I had been there

1999may17. Lowbrow Moments. Some of these are funny. Some are not. Be sure to look only at the funny ones. [via deuce of clubs]

1999may17. This video is not endorsed by Cardhouse or its subsidiaries. It is offered for informational purposes only. [via deuce of clubs]

1999may17. “The Ewok Adventure" -- seven good reasons to skip The Phantom Menace, three others to meet the word count. Also, strange reference to “Boxing Day” from US-based writer ... Canadian transplant, or is there a US Boxing Day? I didn’t get the memo.

1999may17. Kibo’s Fake Dr. Pepper Round-Up. I make sure to read this at least once a season.

1999may18. The public wants bread ... and circuses ... and TV BABES

Random Stuff 37 Hours Before My Attempt to Circumnavigate A Small Number Of States With An Older Foreign Automobile

Okay. I don’t watch much TV anymore. I tune in for The Simpsons. But unfortunately, just before that is “World’s Least Funniest Home Videos With Horrible Overdubbing That Makes You Want To Kill” or something like that.

And I caught the last video, the prize-winning video of May 16th.

The camera is slowly panning across the grass ... panning, panning ... then a dog appears in the shot – it looks like a Boxer, maybe. Now we’re locked on the dog, and the dog sees the camera and smiles.

I mean SMILES. Wide smile. Added about an inch and a half of mouth to either side of his face.

And right then I’m thinking Live Picture or some other editing software. Maybe I’m wrong. But GOD HELP ME IF I’M RIGHT.

The kids around my neighborhood all get together and play cool games all day while I’m WORKING MY ASS OFF TO KEEP THEM FED. Or at least me. They draw in colored chalk on the street, bizarre tables and graphs and diagrams, new games everyday. I try not to park my car on the diagrams, out of consideration and also so I can surrepticiously study them.

Today I found a 3x5 index card on the front lawn.

Codes

1 tap = Name
2 taps = Whatch out
3 taps = Here they come!
4 taps = They are still counting
5 taps = ?

I am ever vigilant for the taps, especially those of the three and five-tap variety.

1999may18. Gesture as Value: dollar-sized art from an ATM.

1999may18. Hans Brinker Budget Motel. Errrrr, ummmm ...

1999may18. Performance art projects

1999may18. The GFY site. (Undoubtedly a big hit with Deadbolt.) [Deuce]

1999may19. Monsanto pushes way too far, unleashes genetically-modified maize insecticide that kills monarch caterpillars [via robot wisdom]

1999may19. I will be on vacation for two weeks, starting tomorrow. My comrades will continue to update the weblog in my absence, but they are wisely not as devoted to it.

1999may19. Big corporations are probably wetting their pants in delight now that the internet can be used for this kind of psychographic data mining. [via robot wisdom] “Come on, girls, we’re giving you a VOICE! Give us your DEEP DARK SECRETS so we can sell them to Nike!” Oh, I’m just guessing on the Nike thing ... ”a shoe company ... requested confidentiality” ... it ain’t Hush Puppies, my friends. This is probably where all the new web.money is supposed to come from, endless polls (like Deja.com formerly Dejanews.com) that don’t mean shit. Click the pretty shiny buttons, monkeys. CLICK THEM! “The monkeys click button ‘A’ a lot more, perhaps we should provide them with a pellet that has nothing to do with ‘A’ yet could be associated with ‘A’ via an obnoxious nationwide advertising campaign.”

1999may19. Old 97’s interview

1999may20. MIT pranksters at it again. But why did it have to involve Star Wars? (Here’s some other MIT hacks. Maybe they’re the ones who turned Rosie O’Donnell into Jabba the Hut.) [Deuce]

1999may21. Don’t monkey with Oscar! [Deuce]

1999may21. Jeff Stendec travel update: Mark called me yesterday from the Model T Casino in Winnemucca, Nevada. It was a nostalgic call, because it was the first casino we’d ever been to back in 1995 when we stopped there on the way to Burning Man. Awash in nostalgia, I quickly got off the phone with him to watch the season finale of "Friends". [scb]

1999may21. This is too interesting to pass up ... both because it involves a very clever, if horribly malicious, scam, and because it shows a very cool case of a lawsuit being filed and helpful even though it is against a totally anonymous party! [scb]

1999may24. This link may send you to a website that features glasses that correct color blindness. I don’t know, I’m web-blind right now.

1999may25. Three words, baby: Sony Robot Dog!!! [scb]

1999may25. The Gallery of Regrettable Food [Deuce]

1999may25. Bloody DO GOODERS! [Deuce]

1999may25. Iron Butterfly bassist becomes brilliant physicist, works on faster-than-light communications system for the government, then disappears from the face of the earth.

1999may25. "Australia has become the first country openly to admit that it takes part in a global electronic surveillance system that intercepts the private and commercial international communications of citizens and companies from its own and other countries.” So when’s the revolution, already?!? [Deuce]

1999may26. (dead news link) Through the grace of the IRS we can lose a little less. Thank you King IRS.

1999may27. NATO bodycount

1999may27. Excellent new Motorbooty in print

1999may28. When possible, create an atmosphere to facilitate healing.

1999may28. ’Private’ mailboxes no longer private under new rules. [Deuce]

1999may30. Thinking about filming your own little “episode” with Queen Amidala? Well, sheathe that lightsaber, Jedi, until this counter runs out!

1999may31. Was "booby prize" – already trademarked? [Deuce]